C Notes 2/12/18

posted Feb 12, 2018, 3:24 PM by Jane Baker

Thank you to all of our families that joined us for our winter conferences last week. It was great to see so many families engaged with teachers and discussing their child's progress this year. Thank you to our staff for the immense time and effort you put in to hosting thoughtful and productive conversations with parents and students. I want to also thank our CRC and all the volunteers for keeping our staff well fed during the late nights. We really appreciate all you do!


We had a lot of successes this past week

  • The High School Knowledge Bowl team won the 3A classification regional and placed 2nd overall (all classifications), qualifying to attend the State Knowledge Bowl tournament at CSU on March 12 and 13.

  • Cheyenne Trujillo won 1st place at the Adams 12 District Spelling Bee, Diogo Costa 4th, Erin Stander 6th and Hannah Nguyen 10th place all qualifying for the State Bee!

  • Our Mathcounts team led by Mr. Haney took 2nd place in the District finals competition at Adams 12 and in the individual competition, Donavon Facey took 1st place, Max Kulbida 4th, Alexa Harper 5th, Jeremy Huang 8th, and Allison Xin 9th place. The next event is the North Metro Chapter competition on February 24th.

  • Mock Trial team is also headed to State! Led by Mr. Fulton and a 2nd place finish at their regional meet. The team was also honored with the Professionalism Award.

  • High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams finish the regular season this week and both are in great position to possibly qualify for the state tournament. They will play in the Confluence/Colorado 7 regional next week to determine seeding.


I hope that as we continue though the year, we all recognize the shared partnership that is educating our students. I know our staff's commitment to educate each individual child is ever present as we work to live the Stargate mission each day. While I will be the first to take responsibility for the unacceptable number of Office of Civil Rights complaints and investigations,  I am very proud of the accountability systems we have implemented to ensure these mistakes never happen again. I would invite anyone who has questions, concerns or wants to share a success to join me for a Coffee with C on Wednesday February 21st, 2018 at 8:10am in the elementary commons. During this meeting you can hear from us directly on how we are making improvements to ensure the safety, well-being and positive school environment for all of our Stargate students and staff. While we cannot change the past, we can have a positive impact on our school’s future! I hope you will join me next week.





Community communications will be sent through School Messenger instead of Infinite Campus beginning this month. This week the C Notes email was sent both ways. Please add:  stargate@adams12.org via spe.schoolmessenger.com to your approved email list.



Take the Adams 12 online survey:

2017-18 Adams 12 Parent Engagement Survey www.adams12.org/parentsurvey

School Access Code: stargate

Along with the Stargate Stakeholder Survey that was conducted in January, you have the option of participating in the Adams 12 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. The Survey is now open and we highly encourage you to provide feedback on how we are doing as a school.

  • The school access code is required to begin the survey. Copy/paste or type the school code on the survey landing page. When you begin the taking the survey, it will confirm your school name at the top of the page.

  • The anonymous survey is open between Feb. 12 and March 2, 2018.

  • The survey is expected to take between 5-10 minutes and can be taken in English, Spanish or nine other languages.

  • You will have access to survey results for your school in April 2018.

  • Survey data is benchmarked nationally and compared to the Five Star staff survey to create a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture and climate.

Our Accountability Committee will utilize this additional data to make recommendations to the administration and governing board. Thank you in advance for taking this important survey as we work together to continue to elevate the way we serve your child in every classroom, every day.  


Stargate Fundraising Committee

Stargate Gala 2018 - Registration now open!!!

Registration for the 2018 Gala is now open!! Use the form here to secure your spot. Tickets are $75 each or purchase a table for 10 people for $730. SPACE IS LIMITED THIS YEAR!! The LAST day to register/RSVP is February 21st. The dinner menu is located here. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info or if you have trouble with the online registration form.

Consider sponsoring one of our teachers!! As a token of our appreciation for the Stargate School teachers and staff, our goal is for all teachers to attend the Annual Gala at no cost.  To do this, we ask that families sponsor them by purchasing tickets on their behalf.  Your sponsorship will cover the cost of one teacher's ticket/meal so they can attend this amazing event - thank you!

Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare at Stargate from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm for gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening. Sign up when you register for the Gala.

Rooms are available at The Omni at the special rate of $99.00! If you are interested in booking a room please contact the Omni reservations department directly after February 1st (1-800-THE-OMNI) and reference “Stargate” or via online registration:  https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/denver-interlocken/meetings/stargate-gala

2018 Gala Business Sponsorships

We are looking for businesses to partner with Stargate by sponsoring the even with a cash donation or a donation of goods and services. In return we will promote these Business Partners leading up to and at the event. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities or download the 2018 Gala Business Letter and Donation forms at the bottom of this page.

2018 Gala Silent Auction Donations

Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items.

2018 Gala Art Contest Program Front Cover

Calling all artists -- would you like your original artwork to be on the front cover of the Stargate Gala 2018 program? If so, the Stargate Fundraising Committee is looking for your art!! Click here for detailed Art Contest rules.

  • One Grand Winner will be featured on the 2018 Stargate Gala program cover.

  • Other submitted entries will be displayed at the Gala.

  • Return completed student art to the Stargate front desk (primary or secondary building).

  • Digital entries may be emailed to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

  • Art Contest is open to all current Stargate students, K-11.

  • All artwork is due February 21st – winner to be announced in the February 26th C Notes.

Gala Raffle - WIN a PARKING SPOT!!!

Win a dedicated (24/7, 365 days/year) Parking Space located in one of the Stargate School parking lots (NOT in the loop, location TBD), winner gets to pick and paint their spot (valid for the 2018-2019 school year, painting must be approved by school administration)! Ticket price: One ticket = $15, Two tickets = $20, Three tickets = $30. Look for purchase envelopes in Monday folders and/or distributed by Advance teachers for MS/HS. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Stargate Gala. Winner does not need to be present to win. Please direct any questions to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

Stargate Fundraising Raffle sponsored by:

Upcoming Events

Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets  - February 23rd

On Friday, February 23rd at 7 pm the Denver Nuggets will take on the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center and Stargate will be there cheering them on. Stargate Group Ticket Price: Lower Level: $54 Upper Level: $28 *A portion of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate, no additional taxes or fees! Purchase deadline: February 16th.

Pre-Game Courtside Experience

If Stargate purchases 40+ tickets, all attendees will be eligible to participate in the VIP Experience.  This allows Stargate families to actually sit courtside to watch both NBA teams warm up before going to their seats!

The Stargate group will be able to enter the Pepsi Center arena prior to doors opening to the general public. We'll be shown to our VIP courtside seats and our entire group will get the chance to watch both teams warm up on the floor. All the kiddos and the parents will be able to participate in this experience. We'll move to our seats once the warm up is done.

Purchase Tickets: https://nuggets.teamkse.com/stargate

Thank you Deb DeMuth for setting this up!

Box Tops + Longmont Dairy Milk Caps Contest - February 12 thru February 16

Get ready for our next Box Tops + Longmont Dairy Milk Caps contest! The contest runs from February 12th thru February 16th. Both of these items can be turned in to your child's homeroom teacher, to the Elementary front desk or the boxes/containers located in the Secondary building. Insert the Box Top labels or clean milk caps into a plastic bag and put the name of your child's teacher on the outside.  The winning classes for each item will win an ice cream party.

Tyson Labels - Now thru May 1st

Start saving Tyson labels for our Tyson label redemption contest. Each label will earn Stargate $.24/each. This contest will go thru May 1st and the winning class will win an ice cream sundae party. For more information on which Tyson products are included please look here. program.  Collection containers are available in both buildings.

Dining Out Night, Tuesday, February 27th: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (3pm -8pm), Rusty Bucket Restaurant (all day) and Crushed Red Pizza and Salad (5pm-8pm), all are located at The Orchard's. Each of these great venues will donate a portion of their sales to Stargate; show or bring the flyer located here or mention Stargate. Show your support for Stargate - wear your Stargate Spirit Wear!!!

Upcoming event: CycleBar (indoor cycling) - March 18th


Community Relations Committee

Thank you to Anne Kleve, Stacy Tempas, Mark Hoopes, Liz Friedenson and Andrea Smith for fetching food for the Teacher Conferences!

Everyone is welcome to join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, February 14th at 8:15 at Daylight Donuts.

Are you ready for some Dodgeball!!!!   Secondary Game Night is Friday, April 6, 4 – 9pm and  Elementary Game Day is Saturday, April 7, 10:00am - 2:00pm


Order Yearbooks Now!

It's not too late to order your elementary, middle or high school yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; cash or check are no longer accepted. As with last year, we will not order extras.

  • Elementary K-5 $55 (plus tax/fees)

Ordering Information commpe.pictavo.com - enter Stargate Charter and the K-5 will pop up, click Go>Shop My School>Yearbooks  

Final deadline to order is March 16.

  • Middle School: $55 (plus tax/fees)

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Order here: Stargate Charter 6-8-Yearbooks-Pictavo Community

March 1 is the deadline to order.

  • High School: $56 (plus tax/fees)

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Just go here to order

March 1 is the deadline to order

Interested in joining middle school or high school band or orchestra for 2018-2019?  

If your current 5th through 11th grade student is interested in joining band or orchestra next school year, please contact ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org to get more information.  From  beginners to experienced musicians, we have the ensemble for your student at any grade.  We will have some times open for your child to try out instruments in the Secondary Building’s music room (see below).  If these times do not work, please stop by Universal Music on 104th to try out an instrument or email ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org to try to schedule a time.  Also, check out my page for more information regarding classes and placement.

If your child will be in high school next year and is an intermediate to advanced level and currently does not have me for class, please contact me ASAP!  There will be an audition only high school ensemble next year, the Chamber Ensemble, a mixture of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  I have excerpts that your child needs ASAP to practice and audition on soon.  I can email this to your child.  I will also have another high school ensemble that will also be a combination of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, which will be called the Instrumental Ensemble for any level.  There is also the Middle School Band and Orchestra, and the Beginning Ensemble for beginners in middle school.

  • 2/12  After school until 4:30pm

  • 2/13  After school until 4:30pm